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May 5, 2016

Challenging the American Consensus on E-Cigarettes: The English Raise the Ante

Apr. 6, 2016 — To e-puff or not to e-puff: that is the question. Public Health England recently released an evidence review claiming that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful to health than combustible ... read more

Women With Unhealthy BMIs Who Smoke, Drink at Two-Fold Higher Risk of Asthma

Apr. 6, 2016 — Underweight and obese women who also drank alcohol and smoked tobacco had a two-fold higher risk of being diagnosed with asthma than women with a healthy body mass index who did not drink or smoke, a ... read more

Financial Incentives Are Highly Effective in Helping Pregnant Women Quit Smoking

Apr. 5, 2016 — For the last three decades, developing more effective smoking cessation interventions for pregnant women -- especially among vulnerable populations -- has been a public health priority. Now there is ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — A study of light-use hookah or waterpipe smokers found evidence of lung function abnormalities, including marked changes in cells lining the airways, a new study ... read more

Effects of Alcohol, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana Exposure on the Placenta

Apr. 5, 2016 — In the United States, prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is the most common preventable cause of developmental delay. Animal studies have shown some of the adverse effects of PAE on placental ... read more

Less Than One Percent of Millions of Google E-Cigarette Searches Focused on Quitting Smoking

Mar. 31, 2016 — The vast majority of searches pertained to e-cigarette shopping, while few related to cessation or vaping ... read more

Researchers Urge Arthritis Patients to Give Up Smoking to Help Them Live Longer

Mar. 31, 2016 — New evidence has been found to suggest that, not only is smoking associated with earlier deaths in those with rheumatoid arthritis, but also those who stop smoking dramatically reduce their risk of ... read more

Study Finds Cessation Program Delivered on Twitter to Be Twice as Effective as Other Methods for Helping Smokers Quit

Mar. 29, 2016 — Subjects in one of the first real-time, fully automated, Twitter-based smoking intervention programs -- Tweet2Quit -- were twice as successful at kicking the habit as those using traditional methods, ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — Smokers who are screened for lung cancer should be encouraged to quit smoking during their visit, according to experts. Citing a recent recommendation that heavy smokers undergo a yearly screening ... read more

Another Reason to Break the Habit: Smoking Alters Bacterial Balance in Mouth

Mar. 29, 2016 — Smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people's mouths, a new study has found. The researchers say their analysis is the most ... read more

Cigarettes Cheaper Than E-Cigarettes in 44 of 45 Countries Studied

Mar. 28, 2016 — Combustible tobacco cigarettes cost less to purchase than equivalent amounts of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in 44 of 45 countries sampled around the ... read more

Smoking Cessation Benefits Persist in Spite of Weight Gain in Patients With Mental Illness

Mar. 23, 2016 — The weight gain that can result from quitting smoking does not eliminate the reduction in cardiovascular risks associated with smoking cessation among patients with serious mental illness, at least ... read more

Nearly Half of Women Who Stop Smoking During Pregnancy Go Back to Smoking Soon After Baby Is Born

Mar. 15, 2016 — A major new review reveals that in studies testing the effectiveness of stop-smoking support for pregnant women, nearly half (43 percent) of the women who managed to stay off cigarettes during the ... read more

New Discoveries on the Connection Between Nicotine and Type 2 Diabetes

Mar. 8, 2016 — Two new discoveries have been made with regard to the beta cells’ ability to release insulin. The findings can also provide a possible explanation as to why smokers have an increased risk of type 2 ... read more

E-Cigarettes Are Estimated to Have Helped 16,000-22,000 Smokers in England to Quit in 2014

Mar. 1, 2016 — Researchers estimate that use of e-cigarettes produced 16K-22K additional long-term quitters in England in ... read more

Motivating Smokers With Mental Illness to Quit

Feb. 25, 2016 — Significantly more individuals who smoke and have a serious mental illness made a sincere attempt to quit after receiving a single, 45-minute counseling session, compared to those who received an ... read more

Exercise Helps Adults With High-Anxiety Sensitivity Quit Smoking

Feb. 24, 2016 — Exercise helps smokers with a high risk for cessation failure due to emotional distress finally kick the habit, according to psychologists. The research suggests that exercise can reduce anxiety ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — Images of disease and suffering should move smokers to kick the habit – at least, that’s the thinking behind graphic warning labels used on cigarette packages in much of the world, and maybe ... read more

FDA-Approved Alzheimer's Drug Could Help Smokers Quit

Feb. 18, 2016 — Clinical investigators are repurposing an FDA-approved Alzheimer's drug to test whether it helps smokers kick their habit. The research itself took a translational approach, which the ... read more

Smokers With Depression Try to Quit More Often but Find It Harder

Feb. 18, 2016 — People diagnosed with depression are about twice as likely to smoke as the general population. However, new research has found that although depressed smokers tried to quit smoking more often than ... read more

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